Think how much money you are saving. A mate of mine is thinking of quitting and his ball and chain has been told to quit by the docs. By the time he goes on holiday last week in august he will have paid for it with the money saved on fags.
Think how much less money you are giving to that bastard broon in tax.
The Jeremy Clarkeson method. By a supercar. Drive it on a track every week. You will never want to smoke again. This also has the benefit that with the right car you will never be able to afford to smoke again even if you are Bill Gates.
Eat fancy restraunt food more often. You will be able to taste it after 4-5 days.
Transfer your craving into something else. Could be sport, could be beer, maybe buy a motor bike and have a mid-life crisis at the same time.
Probably the best one though. Take up a disciplined martial art (possibly with your lad if he lives local). The focus and training will mean that for at least a couple of hours every time you train you won't even want to smoke.
I am into my 11 month of not smoking, I went cold turkey and stuck with it, however there are times even now that I think I will just nip out for a fag, stick with it and the cravings do go away. Oh Mrs Wingman didn't speak to me for the first two weeks as she got growled at.
I stopped smoking lots of times, the longest was for a year, started when I was 13 y/o.
Then I sat and read 'Allan Carrs easy way to stop smoking' in a bar.
I started reading it at 1200 and finished it at 1600. Not smoked or had any sort of craving since.........15 years ago!
Only thing is you REALLY have to want to stop, I have recomended this to a few people, and it worked for them.The one's that said "I can't be bothered to read it" did not really want to stop.
why did you post this in the naafi rather than health and fitness?
Like the man said - sew yer mouth up yer cnut - can't smoke then
I stopped smoking oohh hundreds of times over the years and tried all the positive thinking/saving money/food tastes better/money/kissing etc etc type thinking and it took a max of 2 days before I had my next fag.
Started on the high test nicotine gum (new flavour) last Feb, chewed the stuff for about 1 month and haven't smoked since.
Had very few withdrawal symptoms and wish I had done it years ago.
So I recommend the new flavour nicorette gum.
Wonder if I can get an endorsment fee from the makers?
I went cold turkey last new years eve. According to my old girl I was a right grumpy barsteward, swearing at the telly, telling her she stinks of smoke ( she still smokes but I make her go outside, rain or shine)road rage to the nth degree, I just thought I was being normal.
As far as I can see the only pitfall is my weight,I banged on half a stone, straight to my gut and despite running six mile a day i just cannot get rid of it.
The upside of stopping ..... I have become a right sanctimoious..sact...sanctimun..smug git, i dont smell (of smoke anyway)I feel great, I can taste food, my resting heart rate has decreased, dont have to worry about having enough pockets for mobile, wallet then fags and lighter and what is even better is the fact you can go for a pint and not have to be surrounded by smokers which has always been my downfall.
Told you I was a smug git!!
Cold turkey - the only way; I did it after smoking for 35 years. Everything else is just substitution. Oh, and my wee boy, not quite 6 at the time, drew a picture of me for Father's day nearly 2years ago and there was something odd about it. When asked "What's this sticking out of my pocket?" He said "Your lighter." I'd never smoked in front of him or anywhere near him....
If you go for patches/gums etc; it's all substitution.
Cravings don't go away, you just need to control the urge to give a good shoeing by some other means....